This week’s Exercise of the Week is the Standing Pull/Push. This is a great exercise to use as part of your core training. It ties everything together: your lower body, your core and your upper body.
The following video presents three variations and I’m sure there are many other variations out there.
The first variation is your standard pull/push combo where the goal is to resist rotation through the core as you press the inside arm out. The second variation is the next progression once you’ve established the ability to resist rotation through the core. Here you’re going to aim to rotate through the thoracic and hip areas while keeping the the core pretty stable. And the third variation just makes the prior variation a bit more dynamic. You’ll start with the inside hand off as you pull across the body and then add it in as sort of a punch with rotation. Take a look.